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  P-39Q-5-BE "Maxine" Serial Number 42-20393  
USAAF
5th AF
8th FG
36th FS

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82nd TRS c1944

Aircraft History
Built by Bell in Buffalo, New York. Delivered to the U.S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned 5th Air Force, 71st Tactical Reconnaissance Group, 82nd Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron. Assigned to pilot Lt. Delta C. "Del" Graham, Jr., O-798281. Nicknamed "Maxine". Officially credited with one confirmed aerial victory. Aircraft is P-39Q serial 42-20393.

Ultimate fate unknown, possibly this Grahan was killed piloting this aircraft when he died on a combat mission on March 1, 1944.

Memorials
Graham is buried at Brooking Cemetery in Raytown, Missouri.

References
FindAGrave - Lieut Delta Carl Graham, Jr.
Graham was officially credited with one aerial victory.
Thanks to Gerry Masher additional information.

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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